Item description for Symbol and Rhetoric in Ecclesiastes: The Place of Hebel in Qohelet's Work (Academia Biblica, 2) by Douglas B. Miller...
This work defends a new thesis for the word "hebel", a word with which the interpreters of Ecclesiastes have struggled (traditionally meaning "vanity", but literally meaning "vapour"). The positions adopted by interpreters have influenced their interpretation of the book as a whole. This book presents a methodology for metaphor and symbol, then demonstrates how Qohelet employs hebel in the book with referents related to "insubstantiality", "transience" and "foulness". These referents are incorporated into a single, multivalent vapour-symbol by which Qohelet represents human experience. The study provides significant substantiation for the "realist" position on Ecclesiastes: Qohelet does not declare life to be entirely meaningless or absurd, but rather says that life is filled with limitations and complications and counsels his readers how to make the most of that life. The study concludes with a proposal for the rhetoric of Ecclesiastes in light of the symbol thesis.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004126929 ISBN13 9789004126923
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More About Douglas B. Miller
Miller is Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious studies at Tabor College.
Douglas B. Miller currently resides in the state of Kansas. Douglas B. Miller was born in 1955.
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